Leave the Olsen Twins Alone!

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen aren't interested in Fuller House . . . So what?

If you grew up in the late 80's/early 90's, then you most likely watched Full House. The family-friendly sitcom, led by an annoying Bob Saget, ran for eight seasons on ABC. And while the series was never a huge critical hit, viewers loved it, resulting in most of the cast becoming household names. Specifically, Mary-Kate and Ashely Olsen came to fame.

The young twins (who shared the role of Michelle Tanner) didn't just use  their Full House platform to build a career in show business, but an entire empire. From movies to clothing, to dolls, toys, and other TV shows, the Olsens quickly joined the ranks as some of the youngest and richest women in the entertainment industry.

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Fast forward 21 years later …In keeping with Hollywood's most popular trend, a reboot of Full House went into production. Fuller House premiered on Netflix in February 2016, and while most of the original cast came back for a much needed career boost, two members of the Tanner family were MIA: Mary-Kate and Ashely Olsen.

A variety of stories began circulating the gossip columns almost immediately, with the general consensus being that the Olsen twins just simply didn't want to do the show - no harm, no foul. It was even rumored that Ashley no longer had any interest in acting, meaning it would be up to Mary-Kate to take on the role of Michelle. Mary-Kate was supposedly too busy with prior commitments, leading to Michelle Tanner being absent from the first season of Fuller House.

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And now, the Olsen twins are back in the news for (apparently) not being part of Fuller House's second season, with actress Jodie Sweetin commenting to Entertainment Tonight: "We tried everything. I think we've kind of given up."

Isn't it long overdue for the entire production team to "give up," and leave the Olsen twins alone? If Mary-Kate and/or Ashley wanted to be involved with the new show, they would be. It's not a difficult concept to understand. Furthermore, the Olsen twins don't need the Full House reboot to validate their careers. They seem to be doing just fine by leaving the past in the past.

Cutter Slagle
Cutter Slagle

Cutter Slagle is the published author of horror, mystery, and suspense fiction. His debut novel was released in hardback last fall. He is currently a contributing columnist for Rage Monthly magazine. Cutter earned a degree in English and minor in creative writing from The Ohio State University. He lives in Southern California where he continues to write.

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